New Business Launched to Help Seniors, Families Make Difficult Transitions
For families faced with either the loss of a loved one or the relocation of an elderly family member, a new service in Northern Kentucky wants to assist with the needs of making the transition as comfortable as possible for everyone involved.
Amy Wright, of Union, founded reSettled Life after she made the decision that the Northern Kentucky area needed more services for seniors and their families while transitioning.
“We do everything from sorting, organizing, downsizing, packing. We also unpack them into the new facility, home, or wherever they're going,” Wright said.
Wright is also a licensed auctioneer and can help to help remove items that seniors cannot take with them to their new home and gives the families some profit for the unwanted or unneeded items generated through auctions.
When her grandmother passed away two years ago, Wright was not satisfied with the way the transition took place for her family.
“For my mom and her siblings, it was really hard for them,” she said. “There was no one there for them to be an unbiased authority on how to get things done. That kind of triggered a place in me that wondered if there was something there that I could do.”
She had a marketing and sales background already and with her husband working in finance, the couple decided to launch reSettled Life hoping to offer services that take pressure off other families who experience some kind of senior transition or who find it difficult to do themselves.
The auction component of reSettled Life helps downsize the items leftover after the transition takes place. Instead of worrying about what to do with everything, reSettled will catalog and photograph the inventory leftover and sell those items during an online auction. Almost all items are auctionable, but ones that aren't are often donated to local charities of the families' choosing. Purging and disposing of items that cannot be donated or auctioned is also included in the service.
“The home, by the time we're done with it, is truly empty,” Wright said. “There is nothing in it. It's broom swept, and families can do with it whatever they have to from that point on.”
For those interested in the services of Wright and reSettled Life, they can visit reSettledLife.com to learn more.
Wright joined RCN's Bryan Burke to talk about the business: